Solons admit watching alleged De Lima ‘sex tape’
There are at least two congressmen in the House of Representatives who watched the alleged sex scandal of Senator Leila De Lima, cautioning against showing the video in the congressional inquiry into the alleged Bilibid drug trade.
In a press briefing of the minority bloc on Wednesday, Buhay Rep. Lito Atienza and Minority Floor Leader Quezon Rep. Danny Suarez admitted to watching the alleged sex videos and offered no compliments to the alleged main performer De Lima.
“’Yung video showing na napanood ko, hindi naman dapat ipakita pa sa inyong lahat. Hindi niyo nakita? Maswerte kayo. Dahil hindi kayo nakakita ng horror story (The video that I watched shouldn’t be shown to everyone. You haven’t watched it yet? You’re lucky because you haven’t seen a horror story),” Atienza said.
“Tama yung reaksyon ni Pangulong Duterte. Pag nakikita ko yun, nawawalan ako ng gana (President Duterte’s reaction is right. When I see the vide, I lose my appetite),” he added, referring to the reaction of President Rodrigo Duterte on the alleged video of her staunchest critic.
Amid the ruckus of laughter from the audience, Atienza interjected that the performers in the video were ugly.
“Ako napanood ko, pangit yung mga performers eh (I have watched it, the performers were ugly),” Atienza said.
For his part, Suarez denied when asked by a female reporter if publicly showing and laughing at the alleged sex tape equate to slut-shaming and a form of phallic dominance.
Phallic dominance pertains to a form of dominance over the other gender by virtue of the possession of a penis.
“Of course not! Miss, this happened already. Tapos na ito, na-unearth na ito before (This has been done and unearthed before),” Suarez told the female reporter who cried foul over phallic domination.
Suarez then took the opportunity of praising the male performer in the alleged video.
“Kahapon ko lang nakita yung video. Magaling yung partner ha (I just saw the video yesterday. The male performer is good). Her partner is quite good,” Suarez said.
The minority bloc maintained that it opposed the suggestion of Speaker Pantaleon Alvarez to show the video in the Bilibid inquiry in a bid to establish that De Lima had a relationship with her former driver Ronnie Dayan, her alleged bagman in the Bilibid drug trade.
“Siguro naman hindi kailangang ipakita pa yung (I don’t think it’s necessary to show the) video in a congressional hearing. I would have to ask (Justice) Secretary (Vitaliano) Aguirre to think twice of this proposal to show that in a congressional hearing,” Suarez said.
But he followed that in jest with a caveat that the video may be shown if it had better-looking performers.
“Kung maganda sa mata, okay. Kung hindi, eh huwag na ipakita (If the performers were good-looking, it would be all right. Otherwise, let’s not show it),” Suarez said. RAM
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